1926 – 2015
AUBURN — Marguerite Grace Powers, 89, of Clover Manor, 440 Minot Ave., Auburn, died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 26, having suffered from dementia.
She was born June 26, 1926, in Lewiston, to George Edward and Mildred Grace (nee Soule) Sullivan. Sulli grew up in Lewiston, attending St. Joseph’s School and graduating from Lewiston High School in 1944. She graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1948.
After living and working in Boston, Mass., at Filene’s, she married Robert Francis Powers, Lewiston attorney, on July 18, 1953, in Yarmouth. He predeceased her Sept. 2,1959. She worked at Peck’s department store in Lewiston for a few years and after being a homemaker for many years, returned to work in the mid-1970s at the new Lewiston High School in the library. Later, she taught special education at Edward Little High School in Auburn, having pursued her teaching certificate and retired from teaching in 1989.
She was an active member of the University of Maine at Orono Alumni Association, of which she was president for the 50th Class Reunion; the Woman’s Literary Union, of which she served as president; the Arts & Literature Club; the College Club; and the Queen’s Sodality. She also served on many local United Way committees. Marguerite loved her family and friends, played bridge, golf and enjoyed attending senior college classes at USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College in Lewiston. She was a communicant at St. Joseph’s Church for most of her life.
She was predeceased by her brother, George Edward Sullivan Jr.
She is survived by her four children, Susan L. Powers of Bangor, Kathleen G. Powers of Monmouth, James M. Powers of Washington, D.C., and Robert G. Powers of Indonesia and his wife, Veronika Powers; and nine grandchildren, Libby Powers, Katharine Graves, Sarah Taylor, Christopher Taylor, Jake Powers, Eliza Powers, Walker Powers, Alexander Powers and Daniel Powers.
Her family wishes to thank the staff at Limerick and Galway at Clover Manor and also Beacon Hospice for all their support in her care.
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